Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet with Intel RealSense drops to $200 (50 percent off)

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If you’re sick and tired of the same old ultra-low-cost, low-end Android tablets rehashed over and over again these past few years, with more compromises offered than decent features, the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series was quite the original alternative ever since late 2014.

Only one problem there – the “world’s thinnest tablet” couldn’t compete with entry-level Amazon Fires or Samsung Galaxy Tabs in terms of affordability. Which is still the case today, but at least the Quad HD 8-incher no longer goes for eight times as much as the Fire 7. Just four times now, namely $200, down from the initial list price of $400.

Apart from a super-sharp OLED screen with 359 ppi pixel density, the Dell Venue 8 7000 also shines in the display-to-body ratio department. Oh, yes, this bad boy is over 76 percent screen, and it measures a measly 6.1mm in depth.

It almost completely does without vertical bezels and the top horizontal edge, though it’s got a chin like no other, needed to provide grip, as well as house front-firing stereo speakers and a 2MP cam. Of course, when it comes to photography, the standout function is called Intel RealSense, and basically lets you re-focus your lens to highlight any section of a pic after said snapshot is taken.

Innovation or gimmick? Given the technology hasn’t really spread since two years ago, the latter sounds closer to reality. Still, at $200, it’s a gimmick worth having, alongside 2GB RAM, quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processing power, 9.5-hour battery life, and Android 5.0 Lollipop software.

If you want more than the base 16GB storage space, the 32GB Venue 8 7000 variant is heavily discounted too, from $450 to $250, both at Dell and Amazon.

Sources: Dell US Store, Amazon.com
Via: Android Police

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